For years the debate on whether bottled water was worth the huge negative impact it has on the environment has been the main focus of a lot of environmentalist groups around the globe. One particular company, Waiakea, is making a change to the way bottled water is packaged and creating something that will make both consumers and environmentalists happy, a truly degradable bottle.
After five years of testing and conducting experiments, Ryan Emmons, the founder of Waiakea, finally came up with a solution. The company used polymers that are similar to the properties of plastic and then adds a timeplast which is accredited to giving the plastic the biodegradable property that it needs in order to be considered safe for the environment. This bottle that Ryan Emmons created acts more as wax than it does plastic when it begins to chemically break down, and because of this phenomenal reaction that the bottle has, it is significantly reducing its carbon footprint on the environment.
Other than its incredible bottling technique, Waiakea water is known for having great tasting water as well. Ryan uses actual water that is taken straight from the Mauna Loa volcano from the big island of Hawaii. The crisp taste can be credited towards the fact that it is naturally alkaline and contains a PH level anywhere from 7.8 – 8.8 which is extremely desirable in the bottled water industry.
Another incredible property that Waiakea water contains that makes it stand out from the rest of the bottled water companies is its natural component Silica that is present in each bottle. Small amounts of silica consumed in a natural diet has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimers by 11%. Not only is this trace amount of silica great for your body but it also gives the water a smooth texture and refreshing taste. This is something not too many other bottled water companies will be able to provide.
Ryan Emmons has proven to be a leader and innovative businessman that not only cares for the environment but also the health and well being of his customers. The Waiakea Water company he created is sure to make a small carbon footprint in the environment but a large impression on the consumer’s hearts!